This is pretty cool. Sesame Street encourages little girls, despite racial boundaries, that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. Stepping it up from the most recent “I Love My Hair” video, specifically targeted to African-American girls, this little bit part is totally positive and sweet (despite the many but few negative comments posted on YouTube by the few insecure asshats hiding behind anonymity per usual). My 11-month old daughter loves the music in this skit (which sounds similar to Beyoncé) and 8BitDad fully endorses and encourages this video to all Sesame Street fans – old and new ones that have yet to experience the updated hour-long program. Even People has caught on to this brave new push.
This is our world and it’s completely fantastic that a long-running kid’s TV show has initiated such a bold drive of diversity. There are some people (specifically in the YouTube comments) that have a problem with this type of evolution of a television show… the show isn’t exactly the problem. Sesame Street does a fantastic job balancing today’s racial boundaries and social economics – then again, that might be considered “socialism” to some Americans that have yet to experience real life.
In all fairness though, I doubt that she will ever be an astronaut since the government evidently killed the Space Transportation System in 2011… woops